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Data Center Transition Architect

Company: Trace3
Location: Irvine
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Who is Trace3?

Trace3 is a leading Transformative IT Authority, providing unique technology solutions and consulting services to our clients. Equipped with elite engineering and dynamic innovation, we empower IT executives and their organizations to achieve competitive advantage through a process of Integrate, Automate, Innovate.

Our culture at Trace3 embodies the spirit of a startup with the advantage of a scalable business. Employees can grow their career and have fun while doing it!

Trace3 is headquartered in Irvine, California. We employ more than 1,000 people all over the United States. Our major field office locations include Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Lexington, Los Angeles, Louisville, Texas, San Diego, San Francisco, and Scottsdale.

Ready to discover the possibilities that live in technology?

Come Join Us!

Street-Smart - Thriving in Dynamic Times

We are flexible and resilient in a fast-changing environment. We continuously innovate and drive constructive change while keeping a focus on the "big picture." We exercise sound business judgment in making high-quality decisions in a timely and cost-effective manner. We are highly creative and can dig deep within ourselves to find positive solutions to different problems.

Juice - The "Stuff" it takes to be a Needle Mover

We get things done and drive results. We lead without a title, empowering others through a can-do attitude. We look forward to the goal, mentally mapping out every checkpoint on the pathway to success, and visualizing what the final destination looks and feels like.

Teamwork - Humble, Hungry and Smart

We are humble individuals who understand how our job impacts the company's mission. We treat others with respect, admit mistakes, give credit where it's due and demonstrate transparency. We "bring the weather" by exhibiting positive leadership and solution-focused thinking. We hug people in their trials, struggles, and failures - not just their success. We appreciate the individuality of the people around us.

About The Role

The Transition Architect (TA) will focus on evaluation, design and implementation of complex enterprise datacenter infrastructure consulting solutions. The TA's primary objective will be to craft and deliver customer solutions (product and services) that support customer business requirement success.

As such, the TA must communicate well both strategically and technically throughout Trace3 and customer organizations, with executive, technical, and other types of staff members. Experienced with very large scale and complex system architectures, applications, customers, partners, and implementations.

The TA augments the sales and engineering teams with deep and broad datacenter engineering skill sets, providing excellent guidance regarding methodologies, technologies, and consulting strategies to address customer business needs.

As a technical lead, the TA will cooperate with the Trace3 Transition Managers to drive complex, multi-phased customer projects through successful completion. This can include engaging with manufacturers, creating clear, accurate diagrams, developing comprehensive strategy and design documents, and collaborating on project plans and other deliverables, as needed.

In addition, the TA will contribute to the development and maturation of consulting methodologies, practice deliverables and Service Productization. Vendor certification training and exams are necessary to keep the TA current with usable technologies.

Examples Of Types Of Engagements Follow

This position will provide both pre-sales advice to Trace3 customers and sales teams, and post-sales consultative services delivery.

  • Datacenter Relocations
  • Design and Deployment of Complex Compute and Storage Environments
  • Data Migration Planning and Migration Activities
  • Platform Migration Initiatives
  • Storage Assessment and Design for Enterprise Tiered Storage Solutions
  • Cloud Services - Utilization & Migration Assessments
  • Virtualization Assessments
    What You'll Do
    • Gather information to create a Master Inventory of servers for current projects.
    • Collate gathered information into Master Inventory spreadsheet.
    • Attend all meetings with client created by TM to assist and guide technical discussions.
    • Create/attend/manage technical break out meetings for clarity on migration methods and issues.
    • Attend Migration calls to assist with technical questions and issues during migrations.
    • Architect migration methods, philosophies, and processes
    • Create documentation to explain or visualize migration concepts.
    • Assist TM with creation of Move Group calendar. (including given time estimates for work involved with certain technical tasks across all towers).
    • Find and manage opportunities within discovery for technical needs.
    • Assist project team with any technical needs for migration processes. Both tactically and strategically.
    • Become the "Project Guru". All questions can then be filtered thru you to explain the big picture thru to the minutia of day to day operations of the project.
      Qualifications & Interests
      • Candidate MUST have a minimum of 10 years experience as technical lead for Enterprise Infrastructure Consulting Engagements. Experience managing and collaborating with multiple technical teams is a plus.
      • The candidate must have 10 years experience as a hands-on technical consultant
      • Experience in strategizing, designing, planning and implementing at least 3 of the following:
        • Enterprise storage environments, including performance tuning and replication
        • Complex networking environments, down to the protocol level
        • Application/host/database stacks, including clustering/high availability strategies and database concepts
        • Virtualized environments, especially at the host level, and including disaster recovery strategies and implementation for both hosts and storage
        • Cloud migrations and architecture familiarity, for instance Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) AWS, other cloud vendors, Cloud monitoring, etc.
        • Excellent written communication skills are a MUST. The ability to organize large amounts of data and complex concepts into understandable, meaningful, and actionable customer-facing deliverables is CRITICAL
        • Must have strong verbal and presentation skills, with the ability to tailor dialogue to targeted audience, whether executive, technical, management, or non-technical
        • Must be detail-oriented
        • Strong interpersonal skills are required for effective communication with internal team members, customers, and manufacturers
        • Must be very experienced in creating technical drawings and schematics with Visio
        • Ability to see both the "big picture" and be aware of implementation details, as well as their implications
        • Must have a high degree of personal integrity and trustworthiness
        • The ability to multi-task and juggle priorities is a requirement
          The Perks
          • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for you and your dependents
          • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match, 529 College Savings Plan, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Disability
          • Competitive Compensation
          • Training and development programs
          • Stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages
          • Collaborative and cool office culture
          • Work-life balance and generous paid time off
          • To all recruitment agencies: Trace3 does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resumes/CVs to our careers email addresses, Trace3 employees or any other company location. Trace3 is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/CVs.

Keywords: Trace3, Irvine , Data Center Transition Architect, Other , Irvine, California

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